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Racial Inequality in Employment and Earnings after Incarceration

@inproceedings{Western2017RacialII,
  title={Racial Inequality in Employment and Earnings after Incarceration},
  author={B. Western},
  year={2017}
}
This paper analyzes monthly employment and earnings in the year after incarceration with survey data from a sample of individuals just released from prison. More than in earlier research, the data provide detailed measurement of temporary and informal employment and richly describe the labor market disadvantages of formerly-incarcerated men and women. We find that half the sample is jobless in any given month and average earnings are well below the poverty level. Jointly modeling employment and… Expand
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